Man wearing a Nazi swastika armband shocks shopper at a local Melbourne market

February 8, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned as reprehensible and unacceptable the report of a man wearing a Nazi-swastika armband at a fruit and vegetable market in the Melbourne suburb of Moorabbin.

Shopper wearing nazi armband [supplied]

The incident first reported to the ADC, took place yesterday, when a man in his 40’s was shocked to see an individual wearing a Nazi swastika armband talking to stallholders at the Moorabin Wholesale Farmers Fresh market.

After calling Victoria Police, the victim was told by officers that it is not illegal to display the Nazi swastika publicly.

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, stated: “What’s next, marching with Nazi flags in the CBD? Melbourne is not Nazi Germany, and allowing this sickening and brazen display by individuals who support Hitler and the murder of Jews has to stop.

Our city should not be the refuge and hub for these ‘Final Solutionists’ who are. Australian Nazis should not be allowed to intimidate anyone, and it is simply unacceptable to think that in Melbourne neo-Nazi thugs have a license to openly brandish this symbol of extermination and evil, knowing full well that Victoria police is powerless to stop them.

This is a spit on the memory of our diggers who died to defeat the Third Reich and the millions of victims who died at the hands of the Nazis. Imagine the terror a Holocaust survivor would have felt seeing this bigot and no one can feel safe when such terrifying episodes are allowed to happen.

There is something frightening happening in our nation, and we should all be alarmed by the contagion of white-supremacist hate invading our life. I  repeat our call for the state government to ban the public displays of Nazism. Enough is enough.”

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